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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpreservationpres‧er‧va‧tion /ˌprezəˈveɪʃən $ -zər-/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]  1 CONTINUE/NOT STOPwhen something is kept in its original state or in good conditionpreservepreservation of Eliot campaigned for the preservation of London’s churches. We are working for the preservation of the environment. the preservation of our cultural heritage methods of food preservation2 the act of making sure that a situation continues without changingpreservation of the preservation of peace in the region3 CHANGE/BECOME DIFFERENTthe degree to which something has remained unchanged or unharmed by weather, age etc The arena is in an exceptionally fine state of preservation. self-preservation
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preservationPenryn itself is unspoilt, and its old and narrow streets are under a preservation order.The government today is trying to combine preservation of indigenous cultures with economic development.Today the body is rather dark in color but still in a state of preservation.Often the process of enforcement or preservation makes it necessary for him to take or defend proceedings.In all three cases the preservation triumphed.They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.wildlife preservationpreservation ofThe tribe is concerned with the preservation of its culture and traditions.state of preservationToday the body is rather dark in color but still in a state of preservation.Here it was in an artificial state of preservation.Ironically, the older buildings were in a much better state of preservation.His body was discovered several years later in an excellent state of preservation.After the marble covering was removed, the original cypress casket was found in a good state of preservation.Also in a remarkable state of preservation is a flute made h-am the ulna at Vulture.
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